Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's Huckleberry Hound Day pt I

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Today is the 62nd Anniversary of "The Huckleberry Hound Show".
In honor of this great occasion, above is the original opening titles to the syndicated show. What's interesting about this is that Huck only show's up in a poster behind Cornelius Rooster of Kellogg's Corn Flakes fame, in fact the whole piece features Cornelius!
Why? Back in the early days of television, usually one sponsor brought rights to have their products featured on a particular show. The sponsor then would help the show find a place on one of the networks or (in the case of The Huckleberry Hound Show) in syndication.
When Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera were starting out in television, they made a deal with Kellogg's to sponsor their shows and in turn Huck, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw and other H-B stars would be featured on Kellogg's cereal boxes and premium toys that came in the box or you sent away for.
So sit back, fill up a bowl with some Corn Flakes and enjoy the Huckleberry Hound Theme Song.

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